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Vengsarkar, Rajput win MCA election

Ashish Magotra | April 30, 2003 22:27 IST

Former Mumbai and India captain Dilip Vengsarkar was elected vice-president of the Mumbai Cricket Association on Wednesday, as the panel belonging to the late Bal Mahaddalkar's group swept the MCA's biennial election.

Vengsarkar, who polled 245 votes, was elected to one oftwo vice-president'sposts along with Ravindra Sawant, also of the Mahaddalkar group, who polled 197 votes.

Ramesh Kosambia (204 votes, Mahaddalkar) was elected treasurer.

Former Maharashtra chief minister and Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar was re-elected unopposed aspresident last week.

Professor Ratnakar Shetty and former India Test opener Lalchand Rajput, who polled 230 and 174 votes, respectively, were elected secretaries.

Speaking to after the election results were announced amidst loud cheers, Vengsarkar said, "Our [Mahaddalkar panel's] victory will help Mumbai cricket go up. I am very happy. We have to work very hard. We will see to it that the entire panel will work together and do a fantastic job for the next two years.

"We want more cricketers to come and work in the administration as well."

An elated Milind Rege, from the same group, who was elected tothe managing committee, felt goodadministration will hold the key to the MCA's success.

"It's a very tough job," Rege, a former Mumbai Ranji player,said. "We can enjoy the congratulations now, but from tomorrow we have to start working."

He said his group "has a system in place and will look forward to implementing it to help Mumbai cricket rise to the top again".

"It's a victory for cricket," he declared.

Following are the 11 committee members, with the number of votes polled in parentheses:

Sameer Bandekar (175)
Laxman Chauhan (203)
Nitin Dalal (203)
Arvind Kadam (154)
Milind Rege (229)
P V Shetty (239)
Avi Sule (185)
Ramesh Vajge (145)
Hemant Vaingankar (230)
Sanjay Patel (165)
Madhu Patwardhan (165)

OnlySanjay Patelbelongs to the rival Halbe-Barve group. In fact, the Halbe-Barve group, which had merged just a few days before the election, was routed so thoroughly that even Praveen Barve, outgoing vice-president, was defeated. He managed to secure only 99 votes.

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Sub: mca elections

I had expressed this concern 2 yrs back, that has come good now. hope the new panel brings the good old days of mumbai cricket ...

Posted by ajay parkar

Sub: I hope times are changing

By watching the abrupt change brought in the Cricket administration , I feel the time is up & good for Indian cricket

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Sub: Election of Cricketers on MCA Managing committee.

Heartiest Congrulations to Dilip Vengsarkar, Lalchand Rajput, Milind Rege, and Mr.Hemant Vaingankar, Because as a player, they know the difficulties in Developing cricket in matured ...

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States politics is better than Mumbai Cricket Politics as everybody has seen how the members use the name of their candidates and after the works ...

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We see good days are awating for mumbai cricket on his arrival

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